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Forum: Road Warriors Yesterday, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2,498
Views: 410,054
Posted By alekkas
I had questions at first too because I never had...

I had questions at first too because I never had a bike with additional bleeder valves at the reservoirs. So, what I was told was, no problems, just bleed them like normal at the calipers. If no...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths Yesterday, 08:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,270
Posted By alekkas
In heavy down pours, I have certainly popped them...

In heavy down pours, I have certainly popped them on. Feel real vulnerable when I KNOW cars' visibility is small. Heavy braking - you bet I would - haven't thought of it before.

And, of...
Forum: Road Warriors 07-03-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By alekkas
I did a 1000 and a 1500 one time. Wrote about it...

I did a 1000 and a 1500 one time. Wrote about it on my blog. Personal thoughts aside, I just showed my wife the page, told her it was something I wanted to do, and would only be gone two days, one...
Forum: Road Warriors 07-03-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 2,498
Views: 410,054
Posted By alekkas
Utah 95 a few days ago ...

Utah 95 a few days ago

http://i1014.photobucket.com/albums/af267/alekkas/Motorcycle/2015%20Death%20Valley/IMG_2775_zpsp8tpvnm5.jpg
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-24-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,066
Posted By alekkas
Don't know what I expected when opening this...

Don't know what I expected when opening this thread - but kinda gotta admit - this pic scares me a little :eek1
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-20-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 39,969
Views: 10,704,227
Posted By alekkas
What I've noticed over the past two decades as a...

What I've noticed over the past two decades as a country we often use "politically correct" as a throw away statement. Some things are just correct. Labeling them that way has become an insidious...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-17-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 39,969
Views: 10,704,227
Posted By alekkas
Fail - he has on more protection that his...

Fail - he has on more protection that his passenger.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-16-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,629
Posted By alekkas
If you think it's too tight, it is. If you think...

If you think it's too tight, it is. If you think it might be ok, it's too tight. If you think it's a little loose, it's perfect. At least that has been my experience.

The modern spray...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-16-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10,553
Views: 2,297,236
Posted By alekkas
That's why I posted. I was riding on a long,...

That's why I posted. I was riding on a long, straight rural section of a two lane state road. No houses or cars for miles or something like that. Nursing too many tickets, so I was somewhere near...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-15-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 39,969
Views: 10,704,227
Posted By alekkas
It's funny to tease these guys - but I just HATE...

It's funny to tease these guys - but I just HATE when that happens!
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-15-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10,553
Views: 2,297,236
Posted By alekkas
Yeah, if you look around and can't spot who it is...

Yeah, if you look around and can't spot who it is ... it's probably me.

I am happy to be passed by a faster rider, but would be REAL pissed if he did it in my lane. Too little room for error. ...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-15-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,629
Posted By alekkas
If carving twisties is your preference with only...

If carving twisties is your preference with only the occasional fire road the versys is likely the better bike. The bikes have different strengths. It is a matter of personal mission. Or, the big...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-15-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2,498
Views: 410,054
Posted By alekkas
Glad to hear that. It certainly LOOKS a lot more...

Glad to hear that. It certainly LOOKS a lot more complicated than that on an 08
Forum: Road Warriors 06-15-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2,498
Views: 410,054
Posted By alekkas
Of course - which is why we change sprockets on...

Of course - which is why we change sprockets on bikes with chains - or belts -to get lower revs at highway or more bite down low. Once you have a fixed shaft drive, those numbers don't change -...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-15-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1,308
Views: 315,421
Posted By alekkas
Nope. Took her time, talked it through - even...

Nope. Took her time, talked it through - even asked me if the 1043 motor.

When I switched from the C10 to the 919, had to leave Geico cause they had it WAY too much, but Allstate had it slotted...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-15-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,308
Views: 315,421
Posted By alekkas
Not saying that there aren't better prices out...

Not saying that there aren't better prices out there, guys. Just saying that allstate charges more than 3x's over a C14 same coverage same driver. The RATIO is out of whack, not necessarily the...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-15-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2,498
Views: 410,054
Posted By alekkas
Well, overdrive is very specific. Less than 1:1....

Well, overdrive is very specific. Less than 1:1. I too saw that the specs show 6th as not an overdrive - Pretty shocking considering how relaxed this bike is at speed compared to my last 2 that...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-14-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1,308
Views: 315,421
Posted By alekkas
I think insurance just kept me out of a Ninja. ...

I think insurance just kept me out of a Ninja. Leaning towards a connie anyway, but I was really talking up the Ninja to my wife. Quick call and for Allstate, for ME (49 years old) Connie was $450...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-14-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 623
Views: 82,735
Posted By alekkas
well, looking at that bike and considering the...

well, looking at that bike and considering the small numbers out there, I'd say the premium costs just went up.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-14-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,629
Posted By alekkas
Agreed. What if you like the seating position,...

Agreed. What if you like the seating position, occasional fire road, but enjoy sport riding on tight canyons roads rather riding the single track in them? These bikes are different and have...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-14-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4,942
Views: 613,688
Posted By alekkas
Dave, congrats on the decision and everything...

Dave, congrats on the decision and everything else tied to it.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-13-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10,637
Views: 1,834,020
Posted By alekkas
Today, my wife wanted this bike. So I brought it...

Today, my wife wanted this bike. So I brought it home and rode her around like this.

http://i1014.photobucket.com/albums/af267/alekkas/IMG_1323%201_zpsuvzwwepz.jpg

Then I took it around for a...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-13-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2,498
Views: 410,054
Posted By alekkas
Well I have always appreciated COG and the work...

Well I have always appreciated COG and the work folks do there. When I sold my C10, stopped going. After my wife's objections to riding around on a naked bike, it looks like I will be reupping my...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-10-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,491
Posted By alekkas
As an experienced rider - but new on street - the...

As an experienced rider - but new on street - the SV or Ninja 650 are great for the $ to smiles ratio. The ninja 500 does good things too and is often less $. Ditto on getting the riding gear too. ...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-10-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 39,969
Views: 10,704,227
Posted By alekkas
No fail on the wearing of flack jacket for...

No fail on the wearing of flack jacket for abdomen protection - or maybe just belly. Who knows...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-05-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 39,969
Views: 10,704,227
Posted By alekkas
Thanks both for the info. Going to have to take...

Thanks both for the info. Going to have to take a look around.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-05-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 39,969
Views: 10,704,227
Posted By alekkas
Can ya'll down there tell me a little about that?...

Can ya'll down there tell me a little about that? Big trip is California this year, but planning on getting down there later in the summer. Good road for a Honda 919? Love the looks from that...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-04-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 203,670
Posted By alekkas
Absolutely agree with you!!! Meant that PURELY...

Absolutely agree with you!!! Meant that PURELY from a budget standpoint. Rode a S1000R and it is not in the same league as the Z1000 I have ridden. That said, the Z1000 is a heck of a lot closer...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-04-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 203,670
Posted By alekkas
Wow. Finally a BMW I am excited about. ...

Wow. Finally a BMW I am excited about. Interesting between this and what looks like the budget "version."(Versys 1000) Hmmmm potentially a budget buster here.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-04-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 14,383
Posted By alekkas
The Scout gives the Indian badge a cool bike at...

The Scout gives the Indian badge a cool bike at lower $. Sure, maybe offer a limited sport scout version - more naked ergos - old school - hint of scrambler looks. And, obviously, the luxury high...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-03-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By alekkas
Street? My favorite road is along the IA side. ...

Street? My favorite road is along the IA side. All the way from MN down is good. Stay along the river from town to town (often not marked as the river road). Cool river towns every so many...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-03-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,203
Posted By alekkas
The block is fine - the Z750S still delivered...

The block is fine - the Z750S still delivered 100HP and revved beautifully. And, in the end, the changes that take place at the top end and how those cams are driven matters more to me than the...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-02-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4,942
Views: 613,688
Posted By alekkas
I have never owned a bike with ABS. I can say...

I have never owned a bike with ABS. I can say this: for reasons I won't get into here, I can't see buying a new(er) bike without ABS. Say I don't win lotto and save my pennies for a new(er) bike -...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-01-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,438
Posted By alekkas
Congrats atinder - nice bike - sucks about you...

Congrats atinder - nice bike - sucks about you posting no pics though :wink:

Thanks for posting about the ninjas Cat. Cool read.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-31-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 59,726
Posted By alekkas
Love it! Great pics. Yeah, I learned all...

Love it! Great pics.

Yeah, I learned all about the clay / soup from My Cousin Vinnie
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-31-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 39,969
Views: 10,704,227
Posted By alekkas
too slow

too slow
Forum: Road Warriors 05-31-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,964
Posted By alekkas
It sounds like the only reason NOT to get the...

It sounds like the only reason NOT to get the versys 1000 is that it is a I4 motor. But since you (and me too) like the I4, then that's about it. Some of the other bikes you mention others love,...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-31-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 59,726
Posted By alekkas
Love the spirit. Couldn't think of a more...

Love the spirit. Couldn't think of a more incongruous bike / mission. That twitchy, liter motor with sport suspension and knobbies! Love it! Good on ya. That thing must rooster tail like a boss....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-29-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 164
Posted By alekkas
Sioux Falls Area Riders

First off, tell me you were part of the Stampede run to the Clark Cup! What a blast. My son was on the team.

Visiting out there from Chicago. I imagine I will ride a lot of slab to get there.
...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-29-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 217,693
Posted By alekkas
Yes. Looking forward to the "naked" or...

Yes. Looking forward to the "naked" or "Sportster XR" or whatever version of this motor. Might make me a stretch buyer if any good. At this point, looks like it may have a Victory badge on it. ...
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